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The Honda RVF400 ( NC35 ) is a motorcycle introduced by Honda Motor Company in 1994. It finished production in 1998. The RVF400 is the smaller sibling of RVF750 ( RC45 ), as the VFR400 was to the VFR750R ( RC30 )

The Honda RVF400 is the successor to the Honda VFR400. The obvious differences between the VFR400 and the RVF400 are that the front forks are of the upside down type, the rear wheel takes a 17" tire, a ram air system of dubious value and styling changes. However, there are many more subtle differences like geometry, engine internals, carburetors, etc. Unlike the VFR400 the RVF400 was only officially sold new in Japan. The RVF400 outputs slightly less peak power than the VFR400, but with a stronger midrange. The RVF400 is known for its supreme handling capabilities. There is a Haynes Manual for the RVF400.

Like other Hondas with gear driven cam shafts, the RVF engine makes a loud 'whine' sound when operating. The exhaust note of V4 engine is also different to that of a more conventional inline four.

The RVF400 has a reputation for excellent reliability and good build quality.

Honda RVF400 ( NC35 )

Contents

Specifications

Dimensions

Wheelbase 
1335mm
Length 
1985mm
Width 
685mm
Height 
1065mm
Ground Clearance 
125mm

Engine

Configuration 
399cc liquid-cooled 90-degree V-four
Bore and Stroke 
55.0mm x 42.0mm
Compression Ratio 
11.3:1
Valve Train 
DOHC; four valves per cylinder
Redline Begins
14,500rpm
Carburetion 
4 x CV 30mm bore
Exhaust system 
4 into 2 into 1

Drive Train

Transmission 
Close-ratio six-speed
Final Drive 
Chain
Primary Reduction 
2.117:1
Final Reduction 
2.533:1
1st 
3.307:1
2nd 
2.352:1
3rd 
1.875:1
4rd 
1.591:1
5th 
1.435:1
6th 
1.318:1

Suspension

The suspension carries Showa labels.

Front 
Upside Down Focks
Rear 
Single Sided Swingarm - Honda / ELF Pro Arm


1996

1996 Honda RVF400




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